Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sweet Soiree Collection

Well it is only a few weeks until we say goodbye to the products of 2017-2018.  So I thought that I would share some projects that I have created with the Sweet Soiree Designer Series Papers #145564, they are so amazing and are only available until 31st May or while stocks last!

Not only are they gorgeous colours, but some of the papers also have silver foil detailing!

So here are some of the projects I have made with these papers and the co-ordinating products.  If you would like to see more of the items click on this link!

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Memories and More Card Kits and Card Making

I don't know about you, but sometimes I need to make a card really quick!  And when this happens I go to my Memories and More card kits to look for a gorgeous background to use and just add a couple of elements to finish it off!  The 3 x 4" card I have used for this background is from the Sweet Soiree Card pack that was available during Sale-a-bration! But Stampin' Up! have so many gorgeous options in the Card kits I can't wait to see what will be available in the up coming catalogue for 2018-2019!

These card kits are not just for memory keeping they can be used for in so many ways on your cards and 3D projects as well!

I stamped and coloured the flower image from the Petal Palette Stamp Set # 145788 and used the co-ordinating die set to cut it out, I love it when a stamp set has a matching die!  I coloured it with our Stampin' Blends markers which is so quick and easy, and I used the Blends again to change the colour of the silver rhinestones to match my project.

I love how this note card turned out and I will definitely be using more of my Memories and More card kits in all my projects from now on!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Memories and More Layout

I really must make more time to catch up on some scrapbooking!  I think everyone who is a scrapbooker says the same thing to me too!  One way to get lots of photos in albums quickly is to use the pocket page system from Stampin' Up! called Memories and More!  You can very quickly slot a lot of photos into the album in order and then go back, embellish your pages and do the journaling when you can.

As with the layout I have to share today I like to do a combination of traditional scrapbooking and Memories and More.  I still get to be creative on my main page, but the second page is really just  made from some pocket cards and scraps from the main page so it gets done very quickly!

I love to add clusters of embellishments!  If I had spread these items around the page they wouldn't have had the same impact on the design as they do all grouped together.   Just a tip.....I punched the starburst from the mat underneath the photo to avoid wastage!

It is easy to jazz up the Memories and More cards if they are not exactly the same colours as the layout you are working on simply by adding a punched shape and stamp!

To create this card for the pocket I used a piece of Marina Mist cardstock, and diamond patterned decorative mask and a sponge to create my own background, a strip of washi tape and you have a custom card!

I die cut the amazing word from silver foil to make sure that I had the repetition of silver on both sides of my layout, and it really suited the word and made it stand out as an important detail!

A simply piece of designer series paper behind this clear Memories and More card really makes it pop!

Finally to create a balanced design make sure you use repetition, whether is be colours or textures.  A bit of black on each of these pages made the layout flow and really finished it off!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Petal Passion Designer Paper with a POP!

**FREEBIE**  Send me an email with Petal Freebie in the subject line and I will add you to my email list as well as email you the full supply list and measurements for this project for free!!

The petal passion designer series paper (DSP) is a black and white collection and so, so versatile!  You can pair it with any colour you like and it will look fantastic!

The simple addition of a black mat behind the patterned DSP give the card such an elegant frame to really finish it off.

You can use many different techniques to colour the stamped rose image, for this sample I have used the new Blends markers.  But you can use any products in your stash such as your ink pads and blender pens or water colour pencils.

It is so great to share this project with you today, happy Stamping!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Bubble and Fizz

You just have to love free products!! And for the next few months when you shop with me for Stampin' Up! products you can earn lots of free items like this Bubble and Fizz Designer Series Paper!


This card measures 5.75" square, which is a great size for these larger images and gives you a bit more room than a C6 size card to layout your design.

How great is this colour combination?  Just great for the men in our lives!  This mini pizza box is the perfect packaging for his favourite chocolates or something special!

The simple addition of the die cut foil bottle cap adds a great dimension to the card.

Thanks for visiting today and enjoy your crafty adventures!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Beautiful Day ........ for Stamping

 Hi Everyone!

Luckily I had a chance to finally have a play with the new Brusho colours in the 2018 Occasions Catalogue (You can see an online copy here).

I love messy inky techniques so I was so excited when Stampin' Up! included these products!  I will be loading a video onto my You Tube channel in a few days of the techniques used to create the elements on the card, but for now pictures will have to do!

Have you tried stamping with watered down ink? To create these splotches on the card I put one drop of re-inker onto one of my clear stamp blocks (of course your could swipe your ink pad on a clear block also) then added a couple of drops of water to it.  Then I dipped my stamp in it and stamped it on my card.  It creates a great water colour stamping effect!

 I sort of didn't plan where I was going to put my greeting and then it wouldn't really fit, no matter I actually quite like it when things hang out the side of my cards!

Three times......yes 3 times it took me too get my gold thread the way I wanted it.  Yes I did remove the butterfly from the card 2 times and underneath it looks like it has been chewed by our dog, but no matter you can't tell and I am happy with the thread now!

And the finished product!  There is something about this colour combination that says summer and cocktails!  Thanks for taking the time to come and read this post! Of course if you would like to create this project yourself you can shop with me at the link at the top of this page for the products!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Screen Card Project

Hi Everyone

I have been excited to try the Pretty Label punch on the bottom of a screen card, so as soon as it arrived I created this screen card project.

The card base is cut 6" x 11" it is then scored at 2 3/4", 5 1/2" and 8 1/4".
You can then use the pretty label punch to create the decorative legs on the bottom edge of the card.  All you need to do is partially cut with the punch in the centre of each section.
Then decorate your panels! Easy!

Thanks for visiting my blog today, there is a list of the products that I have used to create this project with below, for Australian customers you can purchase these supplies through my online link in the menu at the top of my blog!